• User A gives a not-great but working answer
  • User A gets upvotes
  • User A gets accepted answer
  • User B gives the quantifiably best possible answer
  • User B gets more upvotes
  • User A edits answer to include answer B

Is this acceptable by the SE community? I can think of pros & cons for each.

How should this be handled?

The question that spurred this thought

  • 1
    Certainly a tad suspicious. I've seen it argued though that code that short is easy to independently come up with. Feb 12, 2019 at 20:35
  • @MEEisJohannGambolputty... looks like a dupe - marked
    – Jacksonkr
    Feb 12, 2019 at 20:43
  • the linked duplicate talks about case with no attribution. if attribution is made, is this then acceptable?
    – eis
    Mar 21, 2021 at 11:29


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